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  • Probe finds U.S. e-health program lacks oversight

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    Federal investigator's assessment of the Medicare eHealth records program, shows a lack of fiscal oversight.
  • Law firms see big money in healthcare breach cases

    Posted April 16, 2012 - 9:04 am

    Attorneys filing the complaints and defending their targets agree that they are in untested legal waters. Filing privacy breach cases as class actions is new, and all those involved say new legal precedents will be made in the next several years.
  • Cambridge University develops computer to win back control of medical data

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 4:11 am

    Scientists at Cambridge University are developing a computer system that can read vast amounts of scientific literature, make rapid connections between facts and develop hypotheses.
  • IT key to successful e-health record rollout

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Hospitals and physicians have four years to deploy comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) systems and the technology needed to support them if they hope to snag some of the billions of dollars the federal government has earmarked to reimburse them for the work. That's why they're already scrambling to figure out how to set up what are likely to be costly and complex systems.
  • Thailand hospital electronic health care system saves money, lives

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 10:48 am

    Electronic health care systems have become a hot topic around the world, with governments providing stimulus programs to hurry the trend along. A renowned hospital in Thailand provides something of a model for the benefits of an e-health system, but it also highlights a challenge that medical centers in more developed economies may face.

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